Serie A confirms June 20 return

Afp, Milan

31 May, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Serie A on Friday confirmed that top-flight football will return to Italy after a three-month coronavirus-enforced absence on the weekend of June 20-21.

Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora on Thursday gave the government's approval for a restart on June 20, in a championship which has been suspended since March 9.

"The clubs welcomed the green light given yesterday by Minister Spadafora for the resumption of Serie A and voted unanimously to play the four postponed matches on the weekend of June 20-21," Serie A said in a statement.

The league added that the 27th round of matches would be organised from the week of June 22.

"Dates and times of the matches will be announced in the coming days," it added.